- Aug 20, 2000
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Mel Brooks, Asher Blinkoff, Sadie Sandler, Genndy Tartakovsky, Chrissy Teigen, Alison Hammond, Joe Whyte, Aaron LaPlante, Michelle Murdocca, Joyce Arrastia, Sunny Sandler, Tara Strong, Libby Thomas Dickey, Patrick Harpin, Craig Kellman, Jaime Camil, Joe Jonas, Chris Parnell, Fred Tatasciore, Kari Wahlgren, Brian T. Delaney, Robin Atkin Downes, Jessica Gee-George, Grant George, Todd Haberkorn, Rif Hutton, Lex Lang, Mona Marshall, Andrew Morgado, Michelle Ruff, Joseph Sanfelippo, Keith Silverstein, Kirk Thornton, Amanda Troop, Audrey Wasilewski, Debra Wilson, Michael-Leon Wooley
Runtime: 97Plot: Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship's captain, Ericka, who's secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.
I finally saw it a couple of days ago. I'd say it that it falls between the First and the Second one in quality. This third installment was definitely more of an animator's film than the previous two. The story was written by Genndy Tartakovsky ( the Director) and another person. I think the story itself isn't as coherent as the first two but visually and gag-wise it was a more interesting film than HT2, so that is why I feel it was better than HT2.
There were a number of references in the film including one to Jessica Rabbit and the Indiana Jones series of films. The fish servers on the cruise ship kept reminding me of something, but I couldn't quite place what they may have been referencing.
There was one character sequence that felt like a lift from Moana. I couldn't help but keep thinking that they had done it better in Moana.
The 3D seemed pretty good depth-wise. I didn't notice pop-out but I'm not very sensitive to pop-out. It has to be something really aggressive for me to notice it.
All-in-all I had few good laughs, but the audience I saw it with didn't seem all that responsive to it so I found myself chuckling to it more than laughing. The quality is pretty consistent with the first two.